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Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Zimnisky: Diamonds lack fungibility to be a major investment product

Physical diamonds will never be a viable widespread investment product simply because they inherently lack fungibility, meaning they are all unique, according to Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, who is based in New...

12 february 2018

Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

This last December, shortly before Christmas, the Auction House of Christie's arranged a private display of jewelry in Moscow. The correspondent of Rough & Polished, who had an opportunity to visit this event, was able to admire a luxurious collection...

05 february 2018

Ali Pastorini: We would like meeting Mujeres Brillantes 2018 to be held in Russia

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 500 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

29 january 2018

Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

Prior to joining the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Liang Weizhang served as a civil servant of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau as the director of the Kimberley Process Office. He participated in the KP Review missions to South Africa...

22 january 2018

ALROSA Group’s sales come near $4.5 billion in 2016

11 january 2017
ALROSA, the world’s major diamond producer, posted rough and polished diamond sales for December 2016 and interim results for 2016.
Rough diamond sales by ALROSA Group amounted to $ 173 million in December 2016, while polished sales reached $ 3.3 million. Total diamond sales for the month were $ 176.3 million.
“Sales results in December in the small-size segment still reflect weakening of small and middle-size Indian diamond-cutting companies due to the monetary reform underway in this country. Activity in other market segments corresponded to the seasonality of demand and our expectations,” says Yury Okoemov, Vice President of ALROSA.
Preliminary data indicate that ALROSA Group raked in $ 4.486 billion from the sale of rough and polished diamonds in 2016, 26% up versus 2015.


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